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Near Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Drummond Cemetery

 
 
Drummond Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 27, 2014
1. Drummond Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1879, after her husbandís death in Jamaica, Helen Fanny Harris Drummond returned with her children to England. She immigrated with them to the United States in 1885, settling in Brazos County, Texas. In October 1891, she purchased 100 acres in Taylor County, including this site, from the Hammond family. By 1895, she had donated two acres for the Drummond cemetery; the deed for the property was officially recorded in 1901.
†††††The earliest grave is believed to be that of an infant buried in 1892. Later that year, the infant son of Joseph C. and Nannie Stewart Hammond died and was interred here. His is the earliest marked grave. Helen Drummondís grave dates to 1896. Several of her descendants, as well as those of the Hammonds, are also interred at the cemetery. Of note is the gravesite of pioneer settler Martha Jones Hardin Heffernan (d. 1918), who was living in the area by 1880.
†††††Today, the burial ground, enlarged in 1996, is maintained by a cemetery association of community residents and family members. It remains an important link between early area settlers and the generations that have followed.

Historic Texas Cemetery
 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13209.)
 
Location. 32° 
Entrance to Drummond Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 27, 2014
2. Entrance to Drummond Cemetery
21.785′ N, 99° 52.654′ W. Marker is near Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is on Drummond Cemetery Road (County Road 316) 0.4 miles north of Butterfield School Road (County Road 290), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene TX 79606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Barkeley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dyess Elementary School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Air Force Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 6 miles away); 7th Bombardment Wing, Heavy (approx. 6 miles away); Vicinity of Indian Fight (approx. 6 miles away); Castle Peak (approx. 6 miles away); Taylor County (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Ernie Wilson Museum (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
Also see . . .  Drummond Cemetery Association Website. (Submitted on October 3, 2014.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
View to north along County Road 316 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 27, 2014
3. View to north along County Road 316
View to south along Country Road 316 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 27, 2014
4. View to south along Country Road 316
South Side of Drummond Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 27, 2014
5. South Side of Drummond Cemetery
Earliest Marked Grave in Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 27, 2014
6. Earliest Marked Grave in Cemetery
Headstone and grave of the infant son of JC and Nannie Hammond is on the far left side
Headstone of Helen Drummond (right) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 27, 2014
7. Headstone of Helen Drummond (right)
Headstone of Taylor County Pioneer<br>Martha Jones Hardin Heffernan (right) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 27, 2014
8. Headstone of Taylor County Pioneer
Martha Jones Hardin Heffernan (right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 3, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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